Marco Silva branded an opening-day draw with Liverpool a "good result" but took issue with Watford's start to the second half in the 3-3 rollercoaster at Vicarage Road.

The Portuguese head coach was taking charge of the Hornets for the first time in the lunch-time kick-off, and was rightly pleased with the overall performance from his team who matched a talented Reds side all the way.

Watford's passion and commitment shone through against Jurgen Klopp's side and earned them a deserved point thanks to Miguel Britos' injury-time header.

"I think it’s a good result for us," said Silva. "We prepare always to win, but it’s a good result, and more I think it’s fair.

"There was a very good first half, with good rhythm, but I didn’t like the first 25 minutes of the second half.

"We knew Liverpool would have a reaction, but we needed more focus and better organisation.

"We reacted well though, and delivered until the end and the fans were fantastic and supported until the end."

Watford's task was made more difficult with injuries forcing Daryl Janmaat and Roberto Pereyra from the field either side of half-time, and Silva conceded losing the pair had made life harder for his side, although he had no update on their condition.

He said: "In the penalty we had one bad moment of our defensive position, and after that the third followed too fast.

"After that we reacted, though, and weven with the problems and the changes we had to make the players who came in the second half helped the team in the second half."